Merseyside Youth Association in Liverpool run a foodbank for young adults aged around 18-25. It does not ask for a red voucher or referral, and is open to all those in need. They offer help and a space free from stigma or judgement. Through this ongoing project I hope to see, hear, and document what is happening to people still at the beginning of their lives.
99 Peace Walls is two things; a beginning of an explorative journey of Northern Ireland and a continuation of an earlier project undertaken in Birmingham, which focussed on the Irish community. After spending time in Digbeth documenting the ageing and dwindling Irish population, Josh rounded things off by producing a dummy book. He then decided to turn his attention to the inhabitants of Belfast, and balanced working at the annual Photo Festival 2017 with photographing the start of this new project.
As a foreigner to the country, Josh was provided with an opportunity to observe and witness the city's people, but also to engage as an outsider, which does not necessarily equate to being distant. He was met with an apparent social, religious and political divide among the people of East and West Belfast, but did not aim to obviously portray this within his photographs. However, the politics of the city clearly had an effect, whether subconsciously or not. The Union Jack colour scheme is sprinkled throughout the series; the tracksuit top of the girl with hooped earrings, the bunting strung across the garden and even the 'PAW Patrol' toy car parked outside the West Peace Wall.
These photographs were all taken within a two week time frame in both ends of the city. This work is ongoing. Josh hopes to revisit Belfast, explore other parts of Northern Ireland and possibly venture into the Republic of Ireland too.
I'm a South Wales based geologist and some-time photographer. My general interests involve photographing people and society/subculture, focussed towards street/documentary photography and evolving this into photo-essays. This series of images is part of a documentary project on the Swansea Mods through candid and portrait work.
There is an established and growing mod scene in Swansea which has strong links to ska and skinhead culture. It’s argued that the definition of mod can be difficult to pin down, because "throughout the subculture's original era, it was prone to continuous reinvention. The word mod was an umbrella term that covered several distinct sub-scenes and is difficult to define because the subculture started out as a 'mysterious semi-secret world', which the Who’s manager summarised as clean living under difficult circumstances”.
The Swansea Mods are a vibrant, stylish and friendly bunch of women and men from all backgrounds; the social scene involves meets, ride-outs, gigs and weekenders.
Located in the docklands area of Dublin City lies Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium. The stadium hosted its first race back in May 14th 1927, making it a historic venue in the story of Irish greyhound racing.
With the closure of Harold's Cross Stadium in February 2017, Shelbourne Park stands as the last remaining Greyhound stadium in Dublin.